The issue was ignited by the incident last October 25 when Claudine Barretto allegedly lost P5 million from her joint bank account with Raymart Santiago (CLICK HERE FOR RELATED ARTICLE).
There are speculations that Raymart Santiago was responsible for the mysterious withdrawal from the said bank account because the couple have allegedly parted ways secretly two months ago.
But Claudine and Raymart released a joint statement to thwart the rumor about their separation.
Here is the full statement coming directly from the couple as published in PEP:
“In recent days, there have been numerous negative rumors about our marriage and our relationship, all of which have caused us, our children, and our families undue stress, strain, and unnecessary tension.
In order to dispel all these unfounded innuendos, we now publicly declare, in the simplest and clearest terms that:
WE ARE STILL TOGETHER, we have not separated, we love each other, and we both value and cherish our marriage and relationship.
Any issues that we may have are private, and do not detract from, nor diminish, the strength of our marriage. We ask that the public allow us to deal with our minor concerns without the glare and glee of media speculation that only hurt us and those we love.
We are both deeply committed to our two (2) children, whom we love unconditionally. As concerned and devoted parents, we shall zealously protect their privacy, and their right to be untouched by malice and gossip. We plead with the public to respect their rights: they are innocent children unjustly harmed by the baseless gossip about us.
We hope this JOINT STATEMENT settles and lays to rest all questions about us as a couple, and as individuals.”
What do you think?